We’ve learned today that veteran seiyuu Iemasa Kayumi has passed away. He’s has many roles in older anime that you might recognize—Kurotawa in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Lepka in Future Boy Conan, Joan Rebello in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Chief Chuujou Shizuo in Giant Robo, Paragus in DBZ movie #8, and might be most well-known in the West as the voice of the Puppet Master in the original Ghost in the Shell film. He did many other roles in notable classics, as well as video games and live-action dubbing. He was 80 years old, with a career spanning over 50 years! RIP, Iemasa Kayumi.
Spear of Longinus
- 3.3 meters long (10.8 feet)
- “It took a Japanese swordsmith with 40 years experience 6 months and the equivalent of 20 swords’ worth of steel to craft the weapon.”